Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection Liaison Officer (CPLO) is Ms S. Howard (Headteacher). Our Deputy CPLO is Mrs E. Barr (Deputy Headteacher).
The Department for Education has published an updated version of the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education which revises and replaces the 2015 guidance. This came into force for schools on 5th September 2016. Click here to view.
Our Policy and Procedures will apply at all times when the school is providing services or activities directly under the management of St John’s Kearsley CE Primary school staff. This Policy and Procedure will be reviewed annually and may be amended from time to time. Should any deficiencies or weaknesses in Child Protection arrangements become apparent, these will be remedied without delay and maybe changed before the annual date. Click here to view our latest policy (September 2017).
Please find below the Safeguarding Practice guidance on dealing with sexting incidents.
Parents’ Guide to Technology
The link below is a Parents’ Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre and explains how to ensure the safe use of gaming devices, smartphones, tablets and more for children. I hope you find this very useful as we continue to work to keep our children safe in an online world.
Safeguarding at St John’s – Mind Map